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    houston, TX

    Rain making it harder to keep pool balanced

    After weeks of what seems like constant rain, and with more rain to come, I am having a hard time keeping my pool water balanced. I am running the filter pump 24/7 and the swg 7 hrs (I have the Intex 22 x52 pool). I am doing my own testing and this morning I got the following numbers:

    FC 7
    Salt (using salt strips) 3500
    CYA 60
    TA 120
    PH 7.6

    I know the CYA needs increasing but should I decrease the TA and FC?
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    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Rain making it harder to keep pool balanced

    Your CYA is 60, so you should be aiming to keep your FC at 4.... that will come down in time and its safe to swim in up to your SLAM level of 24. Alternatively you could just turn the SWG down or off for a day if you're more comfortable doing it that way. Just keep testing daily so you don't go below 4.

    FC/CYA Chart

    If you drop your pH to 7.2 it will also help to bring that TA down. Then you just use aeration to bring the pH alone back up.

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    It might take a time or two of lowering the pH, but it works well.
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    Central PA

    Re: Rain making it harder to keep pool balanced

    If there is a break in the rain, brush the pool.
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